Sunday, January 07, 2007

The rise of the antepenultimates


I'm counting three for this Sunday:
Andy Capp by Roger Kettle and Roger Mahoney
Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller
Shoe by Chris Cassatt and Gary Brookins

Does Non-Sequitur count? We think so, but you may disagree.


The most fascinating thing today is the number of silent antepenultimate panels. This is just a small assortment. What is going on here? Instead of awkward silence before the punchline, we now have awkwardness before the setup before the punchline. Just where will this all end?

4 Comments:

Blogger Rob H. said...

What I'd like to know is how Non-Sequitur got away with such an odd layout. I suppose the panels still allows for a traditional horizontal layout if the snake gets cut up.

12:03 AM  
Anonymous DemetriosX said...

Given the lead times it looks like a lot of cartoonists were slacking off going into the holidays. Monday is chock full. Baldo, Non Sequitur, Sally Forth, and the Bloom County rerun at Yahoo. (OK Breathed wasn't slacking off for the holidays, but the others...

3:36 AM  
Anonymous gloriouskyle said...

Opus and Get Fuzzy both had SPPs that were reveals, but certainly pauses too. Also, Stone Soup, Adam, Curtis, Classic Peanuts, and Hagar all had trademark SPPs on Sunday- so that could be another 7 right there.

I was pretty amazed by yesterday's crop, there was even another SAP FBOFW too.

10:26 AM  
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1:13 PM  

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